Date & Time: Sunday, September 08, 05:30 IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Batsmen in focus as Providence expected to offer spin
At the Providence Stadium in Guyana, the losers of the first match of the season take on the winners of the second match of the season. After a decent bowling performance against the Knight Riders, the Patriots lost wickets at regular intervals and were found wanting in a chasing a par score. Guyana wasn’t convincing either with the bat but the lack of good batsmen in the opposition camp came in handy for the warriors.
Both sides are unlikely to make any changes to the playing XI irrespective of what happened in their first match of the season
The surface is not one where the batsman can hit through the line at Providence as it provides enough assistance, especially for slower bowlers. So we can expect another grinding game especially if the bowlers exploit the conditions on offer.
The left-arm pacer is in some kind of form in the last 6 months or so. In the first match of the season, he has replicated the same by picking 3 wickets and also proved to be the most economical bowler of the match.
The overseas pro may not have had a great first match of the season but he has entered the tournament on the back of a decent T20 Blast form. His ability to come up with all-round performances when he gets going make him a worthy pick in today’s match.
He had one of the rare failures in the first match of the season, where he departed for a golden duck. But he has been most consistent Windies batsmen in the last few months which makes him a must-have in the Dream11 cricket team.
He was not sought to be the first choice overseas player prior to the first match of the season considering Tahir’s recent form. But he proved to be decisive for Warriors as he came up a 3 wicket haul. He may not have contributed much with the bat but his ability to come up with handy cameos down the order makes him a worthy pick for Dream11 fantasy cricket players in today’s match.